Vin Diesel Posts New ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ Images Featuring Himself, Rose Leslie & Olafur Darri Olafsson
Always one to keep people up to date with his latest projects, Vin Diesel has posted on his hugely popular Facebook account (85+ million likes) these two new images from ‘The Last Witch Hunter.’ Directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies), Vin Diesel is joined by Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Julie Engelbrecht, Olafur Darri Olafsson and Michael Caine in ‘The Last Witch Hunter.’ The supernatural action flick sees an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) partnering with his natural enemy, a female witch (Leslie), to stop the covens of NYC from unleashing a plague on humanity.
The trilogy of ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final chapter in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.
With the film’s October 17th US release on the horizon, IFC Films has unveiled this new trailer for Peter Sattler’s ‘Camp X-Ray.’ In the film, a young woman (Kristen Stewart) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squadmates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (‘A Separation’ star Payman Maadi), both of their worlds are forever shifted. The film, with a screenplay by Sattler, also stars Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria and John Carroll Lynch. Expect a UK release date shortly.
DreamWorks Pictures send word that Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg has begun principal photography on his currently untitled Cold War spy thriller in New York. Oscar-winner Tom Hanks stars in what will be his fourth film for Spielberg, after ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and ‘The Terminal.’ The film also boasts a stellar supporting cast, including Tony-winner Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda. This is also a return to the fold for Ryan, who had a small role in Spielberg’s 2005 blockbuster ‘War of the Worlds.’
The film is the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
The screenplay was written by three-time Academy Award-winners Joel and Ethan Coen and Matt Charman, based on a pitch by Charman. The film will be released on October 16th, 2015.
Tom Harper’s ‘War Book’ Picked Up Internationally By K5 – Starring Sophie Okonedo, Phoebe Fox, Ben Chaplin…
Ahead of the film’s world premiere at the London Film Festival on October 13th, it is being reported that K5 International has picked up international rights to Tom Harper’s thriller ‘War Book.’ Starring the likes of Sophie Okonedo, Phoebe Fox, Ben Chaplin, Anthony Sher, Kerry Fox and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, the film, which is written by Jack Thorne (How I Live Now, A Long Way Down), centres on the inner-workings of the political backrooms of the UK after a deadly nuclear attack devastates the country.
While we’re still awaiting word on a wide public release date, screenings for ‘War Book’ are taking place on the 13th and 18th of October at the London Film Festival (you can purchase tickets here).
After scoring Paul Thomas Anderson’s last two movies ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘The Master’ (two masterpieces in my eyes), it announced back in February that Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is scoring the director′s latest film, ‘Inherent Vice.’ News out of the New York Film Festival is that a previously-unheard Radiohead song called “Spooks” appears in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation. “Spooks” bears the same name as an instrumental that the band performed at a 2006 gig in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can watch a video of Radiohead playing “Spooks” live below.